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Celebrating the Youth of Palestine (closing event to UC Berkeley's Israeli Apartheid Week)
Date Friday February 08
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Heller Multicultural Center, UC Berkeley Campus, Telegraph and Bancroft
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorSophia Ritchie
"BREAK FREE FROM APARTHEID": A WEEK OF EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE!

In conjunction with the international Israeli Apartheid Week (http://www.apartheidweek.org), UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine is pleased to announce the following event:

"Apartheid and the Youth of Palestine" closing event. Featuring Ziad Abbas Co-Director of Ibdaa' Cultural Center (Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Bethlehem) and Journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman. Poetry by Dinna Omar, slide show, debkeh by Al-Juthoor Dance Troupe and Palestinian Food ($5-10 SUGGESTED DONATION for food, event itself is free).

Where do we go from here? This event, featuring two dedicated individuals who will talk about their experiences working with Palestinian youth living under Occupation. They will provide their visions of what a just future for these youth and their communities will look like and will provide inspiration of what we can do here, in the U.S., to organize and work for peace AND justice in Israel/Palestine. Ziad Abbas, journalist and community organizer, is a recognized grassroots leader and has traveled throughout the world, as a representative and advocate for the rights of his people, bringing special attention to the issue of Right of Return for Palestinian refugees. Nora Barrows-Friedman, co-producer of Flashpoints radio, has gained international recognition as an investigative journalist, focusing specifically on issues in the Middle East. Her current projects in the West Bank include Freedom Radio, the first radio station in a Palestinian Refugee Camp and a Hip Hop Production workshop for youth with members of the Palestinian Hip Hop group DAM. To learn more about Flashpoints please visit http://flashpoints.net/ To learn more about Ibdaa' Cultural Center please visit http://www.mecaforpeace.org

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 30th, 2008 8:06 PM
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